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    Dock Modification Question for the experts

    Now that I own a dock at the lake, I am wanting to do some modifications, nothing dramatic, but the storage shed on it is too small, it is approx. 4'X8'. I would like to tear it down, it actually needs to be torn down.....and enlarge to a 8x10 or 8x12. Will this require any involvement with Ameren? The shed does extend over the water, it is actually attached to the dock, so I will be adding a small area to the dock.
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    I added 2' more of a overhang on my dock roof last year and Ameren said they didn't care as long as the homeowner or a approved dock builder did the work. They only care if it changes the size of the dock footprint touching the water. So an overhang on the shed should be ok I'd think.

    As for the shed, no permit needed, but 80 sq ft is the limit. From the Ameren website:

    Temporary or permanent enclosures used for living, entertainment, gathering, or similar
    activities are not acceptable on docks. Walled and/or roofed enclosures on docks for storage
    shall not exceed 80 square feet total per dock. Sunshades or fabric material installed to create an
    enclosure or similar structure, regardless if they can be temporarily rolled up are also prohibited.
    The installation of kitchen appliances, sinks (except for those used exclusively for fish cleaning),
    garbage disposals, dishwashers, hot water heaters, toilets, and similar household items that have
    a potential to discharge waste or pollution are strictly prohibited on all docks.


    Info here:

    https://www.ameren.com/missouri/resi...rements-safety

    click on the Permitting Guidelines to download the PDF

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    I posted, but I guess a Mod has to approve it????????? Why?

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    Maximum size allowed for an enclosed structure on a dock is 80 sq feet. You will need a permit from Ameren https://www.ameren.com/missouri/resi...rements-safety

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    The right answer is that you do need to get a permit to do any alteration. As far as the size, I think that 80 square feet maximum sticks in my mind. If I was replacing a shed that is already there, I would probably skip the permit. Good luck with the project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baja 252 View Post
    I posted, but I guess a Mod has to approve it????????? Why?
    Sorry. Probably is the link. The software has a mind of its own. It's approved now.
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    Thanks for the responses. I guess 8x10 it is. Again, thanks.
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    Aside from a standard 8x10 , just go by 80 max size enclosed.
    Depending on your needs a different shape may fit your needs better. For example Our shed is a 6x13


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    Looks like everyone has lead you in the right direction. All I'll add is pack the dock structure full of floats and build new shed as light as possible.


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    Thanks for the info everyone!
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